Ohio State at Iowa College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/4/2018
Thursday, January 4, 2018
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The Ohio State Buckeyes head to Carver-Hawkeye Arena to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes on Thursday, January 4, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Iowa as 1 point favorites.
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Ohio State comes into this game with an overall record of 11-4. They currently have a point differential of 10.7 as they are averaging 78.5 points per game while giving up 67.8 per contest. Iowa has an overall record of 9-7. They are averaging 81.2 points per game and surrendering 72.9, good for a point differential of 8.3.
Valuable Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 5-8 against the spread this season
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 3-10 against the over/under this year
Important Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 5-5 against the spread this season
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 7-5 against the over/under this year
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/28/17 G Connor McCaffery Throat is out indefinitely
Keita Bates-Diop averages 18.7 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is 82%. C.J. Jackson averages 13.6 points per contest in 29.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.3 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Tyler Cook scores 14.8 points per contest while playing 25 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 6.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Jordan Bohannon averages 11.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.4 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio State averages 78.5 points per contest this year, which is 94th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.7 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 38th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 163rd in Division 1. They average 37.1 boards per contest and 14.9 assists per game, which ranks them 147th and 120th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 174th with 13.5 per game. The Buckeyes allow 67.8 points per contest, which is 87th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 91st and 158th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 47th, and they allow 11.7 assists per game which puts them in 79th place in college basketball. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 242nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa is 61st in the country with 81.2 points per contest this season. They are 43rd in the nation in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 8.3. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 87th in Division 1. They are 23rd in the country in rebounding with 40.8 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 19.5. The Hawkeyes are 148th in turnovers per contest with 13.8. The Hawkeyes give up 72.9 points per game, which ranks them 199th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 129th and 143rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 246th with 14.3 dimes allowed per game and 136th with 34.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawkeyes are 72nd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per contest this year.
The Buckeyes are 69th in the country in defensive rating with 95.2, and their offensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 81st. They are 190th in college basketball in pace with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 64th. As a unit they are 55th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 250th in D-1. Ohio State is 154th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 136th in the country.
Iowa is 170th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 112th in Division 1. The Hawkeyes are 177th in the nation in defensive rating with 100.6, and their offensive rating of 112 is ranked 56th. They are 99th in D-1 in pace with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 58th. As a unit they are 72nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 206th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Ohio State/Iowa college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Ohio State +1
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